Paternity Leave: Day 17

August 20, 2014

Today was spent almost entirely at home. I was awaiting a FedEx package for Kim, since dad originally thought she’s wouldn’t be at her place to receive it, however it turns out that she’s leaving for Burning Man a day later than planned, so she was home today, but by then the package was already […]


Paternity Leave: Day 16

August 19, 2014

A very uneasy quiet has descended on the dining room. Megs went to bed about 10 minutes ago, leaving me with Samantha who quickly started ramping up the fussiness. As a desperate measure, I put her back in her cradle and started bicycling her feet, saying “Feet-feet-feet-feet-feet-feet!”. This made her quiet down, and now she’s […]


Paternity Leave: Day 15

August 19, 2014

Tonight is a bad baby night. I just spent the last hour holding a crying/screaming Samantha who would not be calmed by anything. I did all the big four: changed her diaper, burped her, fed her, and held her. Nothing. Just screaming. Sometimes all you can do is put in earplugs and deal. Luckily, she […]


Paternity Leave: Day 14

August 18, 2014

We stayed home today, aside from a quick jaunt out for lunch at Coral’s in Burbank. After visiting with folks yesterday, we let folks come visit us today. Here’s Megs at lunch, marveling at Sammy being asleep:After we got back from lunch, Megs’ father dropped by again today to see Sammy once more before returning […]


Paternity Leave: Day 13

August 17, 2014

Today was a good day, but this may be a short entry because it’s late and Sam is not sleeping yet. Megan’s father came to visit Sam again today and we hung out for a while this afternoon. I took another picture, but it’s on my phone in the other room and I have to […]


Paternity Leave: Day 12

August 15, 2014

Today was Friday, which has always been one of my favorite days. So many possibilities and good times still ahead! The outing for today was lunch at Blaze Pizza followed by Target, both of which are right next to each other in Pasadena. The A/C was busted at the pizza place, so we didn’t dawdle […]


Paternity Leave: Day 11

August 14, 2014

Today we helped Matt and Skye move some large things to their new apartment. And by “we”, I mean me. Samantha wasn’t very much use at moving even the smallest of boxes! At any rate, we got the bed and mattress moved, which was the big thing requiring help. Skye’s mom did a wonderful job […]


Paternity Leave: Day 10

August 13, 2014

Today was a good day. Sam was very well behaved and ate like a machine! Growth spurt, I presume. We watched some Entourage (Oh yeah!), went for lunch, and went to Old Navy so I could get a pair of shorts. Then it was home and more feeding for her. Managed to get some laundry […]


Paternity Leave: Day 9

August 12, 2014

Second day into week two started off pretty well! Sam let me sleep in, which was very nice of her. She took her bottle, no problem, and we headed off to Burbank to get a weird light bulb, some imperial-sized Allen wrenches, and some lunch. I had a burger and fries, she had a nap:I […]


Paternity Leave: Day 8

August 11, 2014

First week complete, on to the second! Today was pretty standard, I suppose. Sam woke me up around 9:00 for her second breakfast (Megan had given her her first before she left for work hours before), and I was able to get her fed and back to sleep for a few hours, which was wonderful. […]